Popaganda Episode: Hollywood's Missing Directors

  You have certainly heard the statistics about women in Hollywood. You know: Women have only 30 percent of speaking parts in the 250 top-grossing films in the US. Actresses are routinely ... Read more »

Popaganda Episode: Guilty Pleasures

  Game of Thrones, Taylor Swift, Scandal—oh my! So much of the pop culture we consume is a guilty pleasure—media we're a little embarrassed to admit we kinda love. Some guilty pleasures are truly shlock. But at the same time, what's considered... Read more »

Popaganda Episode: Women of Science

  The world has a long history of excluding women from science and—when women have been able to bust into the male-dominated halls of science—of overlooking their work.  But against all odds, women have made astounding contributions to the fields of science, technology,... Read more »

Popaganda Episode: Mad Men and the Advertising Age

  For seven long seasons, Mad Men has filled our television screens. This spring, it’s finally all coming to an end. Mad Men has changed the way people make TV. But it has also... Read more »

Popaganda Episode: How to Talk to Kids About Pop Culture

  As kids, we learn about the world through pop culture—for better or worse. On this week’s episode of Popaganda, we have three discussions about kids and pop culture. First, Tomas Moniz, the founder of Rad Dad... Read more »

Popaganda Episode: Liberal Problems

This week on Popaganda, we’re talking about liberal problems. That is, when progressive causes—the kinds of political issues feminists want to support—use problematic tactics.  We start off by calling up PETA, the nation's largest animal rights organization whose ad... Read more »

Popaganda Episode: The Future of Privacy

  Who defines what “privacy” means these days? Big companies, mostly. This show explores how companies like Facebook and Google have shifted our expectations of privacy—and made us think less about government surveillance.  First, we discuss a talk by Julia Angwin in which she asks... Read more »

Popaganda Episode: Law & Order

  This show features highlights from Bitch magazine's Law & Order print issue: nine writers share lessons they learned from the TV show Law & Order and we discuss the surprising... Read more »

Popaganda Episode: Can't Buy Me Love

  On Valentine's Day, Americans spend $17.6 billion on gifts. That’s roughly the same amount as the ... Read more »

Popaganda Episode: A Protest is Not a Riot

The movements that have arisen recently to challenge racism and violence in our justice system have created not only discussion and outrage, but a cultural shift. Out of racism and violence and sexism has come creativity: songs, chants, art, policy ideas, creative ways to push back against power... Read more »